Reaching the final of Masterchef 2007 was a rollercoaster of emotion, with huge highs and lows, but I loved every minute and learnt a huge amount. I owe a great deal to John and Gregg who had faith in my ability when I did not believe in myself. Since competing on the programme my life has changed considerably. I now write cookery columns for two magazines, give cookery demonstrations and am just working on my 13th cook book - unlucky number for some but not for me!!! I love all forms of country cooking, using seasonal and locally sourced produce. This blog is to enable me to share with you a few of my recipes and baking ideas. Enjoy Hannah xxxx
Thursday, 5 March 2009
Yesterday I received some wonderful news - that another of my books is going to be published next Spring. As my editor Allee said, I must be a glutton for punishment having only finished editing Cakes and Cookies this week! One morning before Christmas I woke up at about 6am with my head full of ice cream sundae ideas (strange indeed as it was winter and cold and not ice cream weather at all!!!) I wrote them all down and by 7.45 I had a list of 30 different sundaes ranging from Black Forest Sundae, Harvest Apple Sundae to Plum Crumble Sundae and e-mailed them off to lovely Heather and Elly who have found a publisher for the book. I can't tell you how excited I am at the prospect of inventing ice cream sundae recipes and testing them over the next few weeks and months. The sundae above is one that I wrote for Delicious magazine last year - the recipe is here if you would like to try it - Raspberry Fool Sundae with elderflower thins - although you may wish to wait until the weather is warmer!!!